Talys said:fussy III said:There have been exactly two reasons for which I would have bought this camera:
1) silent shooting for wildlife
2) Dual Pixel AF in 4K
1) If you buy a $740 camera for shooting wildlife, you're probably going to be disappointed.
2) Because there are many other $740 cameras that have DPAF and 4k, right?
From the types of questions I hear at camera shops, I think that the vast majority of people buying an entry level 4k camera are interested in three things: does it record 4k, is it easy to use, and how much does it cost?
At the entry level price point, most people are not a whole lot more sophisticated than that, and the rest of it boils down to what the salesperson makes a nice commission on and what's in stock at the store.
Within the first year, we'll probably see the camera discounted up to $100-$140 -- or bundled with extra stuff like EF adapter. I'm pretty sure that the M50 will move off the shelves pretty well.
People will buy it thinking it has 4K but will ultimately be underwhelmed with the 4K it offers. They will keep it for the stills but if 4K is what will initially sell this, Canon is setting customers up for massive disappointment.
It's a self-fulfilling prophecy now- Canon fans want 4K, Canon offers 4K but incredibly hobbled, cropped 4K with no DPAF. The people who buy it, buy it for stills. Canon does market research saying how 4K did not move that many cameras. And therefore they can continue to not offer it or offer hobbled versions of it.
Hopefully, this is really the turning point for Canon and not just them trying to prove once and for all that they don't need to offer high IQ 4K in their lineup.